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  • Education
    • J.D., Washington and Lee University School of Law, 2013, Moot Court - Best Oralist, 2013; ABA Moot Court Team
    • B.A., University of California-Irvine, 2009
  • Court Admissions
    • State of Texas, 2013
    • State of Colorado, 2021
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 2014
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 2014
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, 2014
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, 2016
    • United States Supreme Court

Rockwell Bower is a trial attorney who focuses his practice on commercial litigation, sports & entertainment, hospitality, and information privacy. He frequently handles business disputes and injunctive remedies for his clients to advance the client's broader business strategy and obtain effective outcomes for their goals.

Rockwell actively advises entities and individuals in the sports and entertainment industries, including athletic organizations, esports properties, and media rights holders on contractual matters, compliance, intellectual property, and potential liabilities. He also regularly advises entities in the hospitality industry to mitigate legal and reputational risk, including contract negotiations, transactions, compliance and privacy, and dispute resolution. 

Rockwell is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) and Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM). His practice includes identifying, evaluating and managing risks associated with clients’ privacy and cyber security issues. He advises clients on implementing privacy policy frameworks, data breach notification procedures, and compliance with U.S. state and federal privacy regulations, including GLBA, HIPAA, HITECH, FCRA, and global data protection laws (GDPR).

  • Won complete defense jury verdict on behalf of medical facility in contractual dispute with third-party vendor. 
  • Successfully negotiated with state regulatory authority the reinstatement of hospitality operator’s license, avoiding business interruption and potential suspension or termination of business license.  
  • On appeal, successfully affirmed trial court’s enforcement of restrictive covenants for real property, declaratory judgment and award of attorneys’ fees.  
  • Successfully obtained mandamus relief for collegiate athletic conference asserting dominant jurisdiction in alternative forum, effectively terminating litigation.
  • Successfully represented sports media rights holder in six-day arbitration against broadcaster regarding contract dispute.
  • Successfully defended national title agency from multiple injunction attempts in state and federal court by competing title company alleging misappropriation of trade secrets and theft. After extensive discovery and briefing, multiple courts rejected plaintiff’s efforts to prevent title agency from continuing operations in Texas.
  • Successfully defended commercial real estate developer from injunction sought by neighboring tenant alleging violations of restrictive covenants and reciprocal easement agreements. After extensive briefing and multiple days of hearings, the Court rejected plaintiffs’ efforts to cease re-development of the commercial property and the matter was resolved with a favorable settlement.
  • Won multiple defense jury verdicts in premises liability claims against a large supermarket chain.
  • Won complete summary judgment for retailer on allegations of civil rights violations and discrimination under 42 U.S.C. § 1982.
  • Won summary judgment for national restaurant chain on allegations of civil rights violations and discrimination under 42 U.S.C. §§ 1982 and 2000a.
  • Negotiated favorable settlement on 4th day of trial in a wrongful death suit alleging vicarious liability, respondent superior, alter ego, negligent hiring practices and significant punitive exposure for conduct of a vice-principal.
  • Secured dismissal for international packaging company against breach of contract and breach of warranty claims in excess of $10.6M.
  • Advised clients on data breach and notification policies, including Department of Health & Human Services notification guidelines and compliance with GLBA, HIPAA, HITECH, FCRA, Texas’ Identity Theft Enforcement and Prevention Act & Texas’ Health & Safety Code (involving dissemination of patient records to third-parties).